Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 829 689 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.14% 13.30% 14.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.81% 60.23% 59.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 350 384
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £120 £122 £129
90th Percentile £488 £495 £480
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 113 126
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.50 £10.56
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.05 £36.00
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.94% +4.92% -2.40%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,386 1,144 1,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 26.99% 22.08% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 573 629
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £151
90th Percentile £583 £550 £511
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 164 156
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -5.71%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.15 £52.50 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +1 281 £300 -7.69% 71
Essex +16 189 £373 +14.62% 40
Cambridgeshire -1 171 £350 +7.69% 132
Bedfordshire +4 83 £383 +27.58% 31
Norfolk +13 52 £200 -11.11% 8
Suffolk +2 51 £345 +7.81% 11
East Anglia -3 2 - - 34
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 353 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 328 (39.57%) Microsoft
3 208 (25.09%) Windows 10
4 191 (23.04%) Office 365
5 183 (22.07%) Windows Server
6 180 (21.71%) Windows 7
7 175 (21.11%) Linux
8 162 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
9 156 (18.82%) VMware
10 129 (15.56%) PowerShell
11 112 (13.51%) Migration
12 100 (12.06%) SQL
13 98 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
14 95 (11.46%) ITIL
15 93 (11.22%) SCCM
16 85 (10.25%) DNS
17 84 (10.13%) Citrix
18 83 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
19 82 (9.89%) Web Services
20 74 (8.93%) Java
20 74 (8.93%) Security Cleared
21 73 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
22 72 (8.69%) SQL Server
23 71 (8.56%) Unix
24 70 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
25 69 (8.32%) VMware Infrastructure
26 66 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
27 64 (7.72%) Firewall
27 64 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
28 62 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (7.36%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.10%) SharePoint
3 32 (3.86%) Skype for Business
3 32 (3.86%) WebLogic
4 25 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.53%) Apache
6 19 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (2.17%) Confluence
7 18 (2.17%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.57%) IIS
9 10 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.60%) JBoss
13 4 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.48%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 162 (19.54%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.24%) Windchill
6 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) CATIA
6 1 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.12%) HipChat
6 1 (0.12%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.12%) assyst
2 1 (0.12%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 191 (23.04%) Office 365
2 83 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (2.29%) OneDrive
5 12 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.09%) G Suite
6 9 (1.09%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.97%) iTunes
8 6 (0.72%) GitHub
8 6 (0.72%) IaaS
9 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.60%) SaaS
10 4 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.36%) Akamai
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.24%) PaaS
12 2 (0.24%) Serverless
13 1 (0.12%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 85 (10.25%) DNS
2 64 (7.72%) Firewall
3 60 (7.24%) TCP/IP
4 58 (7.00%) DHCP
5 40 (4.83%) VPN
6 37 (4.46%) Skype
7 34 (4.10%) LAN
7 34 (4.10%) SAN
8 30 (3.62%) Wireless
9 29 (3.50%) Internet
9 29 (3.50%) WAN
10 20 (2.41%) Ethernet
11 18 (2.17%) VoIP
12 16 (1.93%) HTTP
13 15 (1.81%) SSL
14 13 (1.57%) NAS
15 12 (1.45%) Network Security
16 11 (1.33%) IP Telephony
16 11 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (1.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.93%) MySQL
2 16 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.21%) Ingres
7 9 (1.09%) Electronic Patient Records
8 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.72%) Big Data
10 5 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
10 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 52 (6.27%) Jenkins
2 48 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.58%) Visual Studio
4 30 (3.62%) JIRA
5 29 (3.50%) Eclipse
6 18 (2.17%) NetBeans
7 15 (1.81%) Selenium
7 15 (1.81%) Subversion
8 14 (1.69%) Maven
8 14 (1.69%) Toad
9 12 (1.45%) Cucumber
10 11 (1.33%) JUnit
10 11 (1.33%) SoapUI
10 11 (1.33%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.21%) Ant
12 8 (0.97%) AccuRev
12 8 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.84%) Gradle
13 7 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (5.19%) Finance
2 26 (3.14%) Law
3 21 (2.53%) Retail
4 19 (2.29%) Military
5 17 (2.05%) Aerospace
5 17 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.69%) Marketing
8 13 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.09%) Legal
10 8 (0.97%) Publishing
11 5 (0.60%) Billing
11 5 (0.60%) Humanities
11 5 (0.60%) Social Science
12 4 (0.48%) Back Office
13 3 (0.36%) Automotive
14 2 (0.24%) Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 186 (22.44%) Analyst
2 96 (11.58%) Support Engineer
3 86 (10.37%) Desktop Support
4 66 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 60 (7.24%) Support Analyst
6 51 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 49 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
8 48 (5.79%) Administrator
8 48 (5.79%) Developer
8 48 (5.79%) IT Support
9 47 (5.67%) Service Analyst
9 47 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
10 45 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
11 32 (3.86%) IT Engineer
12 30 (3.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 29 (3.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 26 (3.14%) Consultant
14 26 (3.14%) IT Analyst
14 26 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
15 24 (2.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (9.89%) Web Services
2 52 (6.27%) .NET
2 52 (6.27%) XML
3 25 (3.02%) REST
3 25 (3.02%) SOAP
4 23 (2.77%) Node.js
5 20 (2.41%) LDAP
5 20 (2.41%) Qt
6 19 (2.29%) HTML
7 16 (1.93%) CSS
8 15 (1.81%) AngularJS
9 14 (1.69%) ActiveX
9 14 (1.69%) DirectX
9 14 (1.69%) MFC
9 14 (1.69%) OpenGL
10 11 (1.33%) Ajax
10 11 (1.33%) jQuery
10 11 (1.33%) Spring
11 10 (1.21%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.46%) Data Centre
3 22 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.17%) Clustering
5 16 (1.93%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.81%) NHS
6 15 (1.81%) Replication
6 15 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.81%) Smartphone
7 14 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.69%) Fat Client
7 14 (1.69%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.09%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.09%) e-Health
9 9 (1.09%) LIMS
9 9 (1.09%) PACS
10 8 (0.97%) PKI
11 7 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 208 (25.09%) Windows 10
2 183 (22.07%) Windows Server
3 180 (21.71%) Windows 7
4 175 (21.11%) Linux
5 73 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (8.56%) Unix
7 66 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 38 (4.58%) Windows 8
10 36 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (3.50%) Apple iOS
13 24 (2.90%) Solaris
14 23 (2.77%) Mac OS
15 18 (2.17%) AIX
15 18 (2.17%) Android
16 16 (1.93%) CentOS
17 13 (1.57%) Data ONTAP
18 7 (0.84%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (13.51%) Migration
2 98 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (11.46%) ITIL
4 70 (8.44%) Problem-Solving
5 62 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (6.15%) Incident Management
7 48 (5.79%) Configuration Management
8 43 (5.19%) DevOps
9 39 (4.70%) Software Engineering
10 38 (4.58%) Mathematics
11 33 (3.98%) Test Automation
12 30 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (3.50%) Project Management
13 29 (3.50%) Scrum
14 27 (3.26%) Analytics
14 27 (3.26%) Service Management
15 25 (3.02%) SDLC
16 23 (2.77%) High Availability
16 23 (2.77%) Test Scripting
17 22 (2.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (15.56%) PowerShell
2 100 (12.06%) SQL
3 74 (8.93%) Java
4 55 (6.63%) C#
5 52 (6.27%) JavaScript
6 26 (3.14%) C++
7 25 (3.02%) Shell Script
8 24 (2.90%) Python
9 23 (2.77%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.17%) Perl
11 16 (1.93%) C
12 14 (1.69%) GLSL
12 14 (1.69%) HLSL
13 9 (1.09%) Ruby
14 8 (0.97%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.97%) VBScript
15 6 (0.72%) VB
16 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.36%) PHP
17 3 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 74 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 44 (5.31%) Degree
3 44 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (2.77%) ISEB
4 23 (2.77%) MCP
5 22 (2.65%) ISTQB
6 20 (2.41%) MCSE
7 18 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (2.17%) MCSA
8 14 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.09%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.97%) A+ Certification
10 8 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.84%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.72%) CCNA
12 6 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.10%) SLA
2 14 (1.69%) HL7
3 7 (0.84%) QA
4 4 (0.48%) PMO
5 2 (0.24%) GDPR
5 2 (0.24%) GMP
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 353 (42.58%) Active Directory
2 69 (8.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.38%) vSphere
5 26 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (2.90%) XenApp
7 23 (2.77%) Docker
8 12 (1.45%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.09%) DFS Replication
10 9 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (1.09%) Xen
11 7 (0.84%) KVM
12 5 (0.60%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.60%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.48%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.36%) Firmware
14 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 93 (11.22%) SCCM
2 31 (3.74%) Ansible
3 21 (2.53%) Puppet
3 21 (2.53%) WSUS
4 19 (2.29%) Terraform
5 17 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 17 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (1.81%) SCOM
7 13 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.09%) FortiGate
8 9 (1.09%) OpenView
8 9 (1.09%) Opsview
8 9 (1.09%) OVSD
9 7 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.84%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.84%) vRealize
9 7 (0.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 328 (39.57%) Microsoft
2 156 (18.82%) VMware
3 84 (10.13%) Citrix
4 58 (7.00%) Oracle
5 54 (6.51%) Cisco
6 46 (5.55%) Apple
7 35 (4.22%) HP
8 30 (3.62%) webMethods
9 26 (3.14%) NetApp
10 20 (2.41%) IBM
10 20 (2.41%) Red Hat
11 19 (2.29%) Dell
12 18 (2.17%) ServiceNow
13 17 (2.05%) Google
14 16 (1.93%) Symantec
15 14 (1.69%) Sophos
16 13 (1.57%) McAfee
16 13 (1.57%) SAP
17 10 (1.21%) Adobe
17 10 (1.21%) Remedy